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Have you read these? (Contest)
Saturday, October 21st, 2017

UPDATE: The winner is Peggy!

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I think I’ve mentioned this before… I love writing short stories. I began my career as an author writing novels. Then browsing some calls for submissions, I ran across calls for short stories. I wrote one. Then another. And then another. I quickly discovered I loved writing them. They gave me a chance to reach THE END very quickly, which was hugely satisfying. They gave the chance to try out different genres to see whether I enjoyed writing them. Plus, they gave me stress relief.

Very soon, I compiled quite a backlist of shorties, and I was tempted to try my hand at editing my own anthologies. I put together several projects for Cleis Press, but when the company sold, I decided to release my own personally-curated books. I find it highly enjoyable developing the theme and seeking authors to write stories.

These anthologies were never meant to be money-makers. Instead, I wanted a way to help authors, and me, expand our reader base by sharing our readers and encouraging them all to pick up every one of these books, so I offer them for a very low price to recoup expenses then offer them for free. There’s little risk that way. If you love only one story in 15, it’s still worth the asking price, but I’m betting you’ll discover authors you want to follow.

So, below is what I have so far of my self-pubbed anthologies. You can check out my full list at my Collections website. Coming in January (I hope), will be the next volume, Pirates: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology.


Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance



Just $0.99!

Vikings. Fierce warriors who terrified all in their path as they raided and marauded, enslaved and murdered during Europe’s Dark Ages.

But these rough men from a rugged land were also sailors, explorers, craftsmen, and highly sought after mercenaries.

Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance will transport you to the realm of fantasy where such fearsome and loyal men are relentless potent lovers. Whether the lady of the keep demands a few stolen hours of pleasure with a captured Viking warrior or the handsome Northman is the one seducing his captive, you will find plenty of lusty adventures in settings as far-flung as Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Byzantium, Moorish Spain and the New World.

Let your fantasies run wild to a time when men wearing bearskin shirts and shining iron helms could capture a fierce maiden’s heart!

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Rogues: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology




Rogues! Even the word conjures a special sort of hero—a playful bad boy with a heart of gold—at least when it comes to his lady love. This volume is filled with the Jack Sparrows of old—pirates sailing the high seas, Regency-era highway men, modern-day jewel thieves, like Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief—men doing bad things, bending or breaking the law, but in a very sexy way. With thirteen stories sure to satisfy the reader who craves that ultimate bad boy, prepare to have your heart stolen!

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Blue Collar: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology

Blue Collar


Just $.099!

When it comes to love…Blue Collar is better!

It’s time to set aside those sexy billionaires and enjoy stories about the everyday, even sexier bad boys you meet in real life. They may have dirty hands and wear tool belts and jeans instead of Rolex watches, but they’re earthy alpha males unafraid to get down and dirty when face to face with a woman in need–whatever her need may be!

Just a few of the titillating stories inside…

In “Elevation” by Megan Mitcham, an always-in-control policewoman trapped in an elevator shaft gets a sexy rescue from the handsome repairman. A lonely woman drives a thousand miles to meet an oil field roughneck ready for a long night of laying pipe in Mia Hopkins’ “We Drill Deep While Others Sleep”. Jennifer Kacey shows the lengths to which an enterprising gal will go to get the owner of an oil change shop to check her fluids in “The Boss”. And those are just a few of the sexy stories inside this collection about the everyday hero next door.

These are men who’ve built their powerful muscles from hard work rather than inside any gym, and they sure know how to use their hard-earned skills to pleasure a woman…

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For a chance to win your choice of one of my self-published backlist stories or one of these anthologies, answer me this:

  1. Are you looking forward to an anthology filled with pirate stories (historical, sci-fi, steampunk, etc.)?
  2. What other kinds of bad-boy themed anthologies would you like to read?


7 comments to “Have you read these? (Contest)”

  1. Debra Guyette
    · October 21st, 2017 at 9:36 am · Link

    I do so like anthologies. I would love to read about bad boy spies.

  2. Peggy
    · October 21st, 2017 at 11:16 am · Link

    I love anthologies! I have discovered many new authors via these works. Viking are a good topic, lawmen, cowboys, any branch of the military and as aforementioned spies, too. 🙂 😀

  3. Colleen C.
    · October 21st, 2017 at 11:57 am · Link

    I love anthologies… a great way to find other authors or to get in some great reading in small spurts! Not picky as long as I get to enjoy their journeys to their HEAs!

  4. Tamara Kasyan
    · October 21st, 2017 at 2:04 pm · Link

    Definitely looking forward to a pirate filled anthology! So many different stories to look forward to!
    I’d love to read a bad boy military or first responders anthology. Cops, firemen, paramedics…yum!
    And I’ve read all the above anthologies except for Conquests. But I love Vikings!

  5. ronnie c
    · October 21st, 2017 at 3:11 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to these anthologies and I would like to read a motor cycle club anthology! 😉

  6. ButtonsMom2003
    · October 21st, 2017 at 10:47 pm · Link

    I love the collections you put together and own copies of all of the ones you show here. I don’t always make time to read all of the stories but, like you said, the collection is so worth the cost even if I only read one.

    As a reader I really enjoy a well-written short story and you are the best writer I’ve read for hot short stories! I like the fact that I can read a great story quickly when I don’t have a lot of time.

  7. Delilah
    · October 29th, 2017 at 6:56 am · Link

    Thanks, everyone for your great ideas!!

    The winner of her choice of any download from among my backlist books (meaning something I already have on Amazon!) is…Peggy! Congrats, Peggy! Email me at to arrange delivery of your story!

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